Who says the Tigers aren't lucky. Tonight they drew the first start of the year for Kei Igawa, and promptly showed why he belongs in the minors. Todd Jones also showed why he rivals high cholesterol as the cause of heart attacks with his performance in the 9th tonight.
It started off with a bang for the Tigers offense with a Pudge lead-off double. Placido did his thing, moving Pudge to third with a groundout. Then a Carlos Guillen sac fly gave the Tigers the lead. The Tigers then jumped all over Igawa in the 3rd and 4th innings. They scored 5 runs on 9 hits, the majority of those singles. While they did chase Igawa in the 4th they really didn't stretch the Yankee bullpen that much. The Tigers didn't have a base runner after a Pudge walk(?!?) in the 6th.
Kenny Rogers got himself out of a few jams, and stuck around to the seventh for his 3rd quality start in a row. His only real mistake was a home run to Jason Giambi, that tied the game in teh 2nd. With the quality start the Tigers now have 2 starters with ERAs under 6 as Kenny's sits at 5.86 after this start. The Tigers look to continue the damage on Yankee call-ups as they face Darrell Rasner, who took Phil Hughes spot in the rotation.
Tigers 6 Yankees 5
W: Rogers (3-3)
L: Igawa (0-1)
W - L
16 - 21